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Alright, so I've finally finished my knife. Cracks aside - I'm quite happy with the outcome. Reminder to self though - easy with the angle grinder when using it on wood... The knife weighs in at 138 grams, and consists of two bars of 126 layers twisted steel, one un-twisted bar of 12 layers, and a sheet of mono-steel in a san-mai lamination. The blade is also differentially hardened, quenched in vegetable oil. The blade has been polished by hand on stones ranging from a rough grinding stone for the basic geometry, then #220, #1000, #3000, #8000 and finally #12000 Naniwa stones before li
It's seldom that I find the need to make a new topic just to post a video, but this video has me totally flabbergasted. It starts as most scythesmithing videos do, with some tired old smith that lights up his forge, and I suspect he's about to forge a scytheblade or two. -Not the case. I've heard about these professional one-man factories, but never actually seen it. -And this was 1975 for petes sake, why isn't this pounded into our memories of national heritage!? Why have we not been shown this video in school, I didn't even know smithing was a career and educational option until a few years